Sport: The One to Win

For Wes Santee, the Kansas cyclone, this was the one to win. Only a week before, in the Wanamaker Mile, he had lost a last-lap wrestling match to Private Freddie Dwyer and while the two were tangling, Denmark's Gunnar Nielsen ran off with Santee's world indoor mile record (TIME, Feb. 14). Thoroughly chastened and uncommonly quiet, Wesley went home to Lawrence, Kans. to train. When the starter's gun cracked for the Baxter Mile last week at the New York Athletic Club games, Wes wanted to be ready to unwind with the race of his...

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